Secret Service investigating death threats against Pence

Secret Service investigating death threats against Pence

Die VSA. Secret Service is investigating death threats against Vice President Mike Pence made by pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood, Fox News verneem het.

Wood, who was banned from Twitter last week, is suspected of writing a now-deleted post on Parler: “Get the firing squads ready. Pence goes FIRST.

Vice President Mike Pence listens after reading the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November's presidential election during a joint session of Congress after working through the night, at the Capitol in Washington, Jan.. 7.

Vice President Mike Pence listens after reading the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November’s presidential election during a joint session of Congress after working through the night, at the Capitol in Washington, Jan.. 7. (AP)

We are aware of the comments and take all threats against our protectees seriously,” a Secret Service spokesman told Fox News on Saturday.

The Secret Service and other federal agencies also are investigating others seen on a video inside the U.S. Capitol yellingHang Pence.

The threats to the vice president come days after a pro-Trump group stormed the U.S. Kapitool to protest the formal certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Wetgewers, staff members and others hid under tables and evacuated as the rioters roamed the halls of the Capitol, bearing pro-Trump flags and pounding on doors.

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A source close to Pence told Fox News on Wednesday that while Pence was sheltering inhardened roomsin the Capitol, President Trump did not reach out to him to check on his status or condemn those who said the vice presidentshould be executed.

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Later in the week the hashtagHang Mike Pencewas trending on Twitter. A Twitter spokesperson told Fox News on Saturday that the company hadblocked the phrase and other variations of it from trending.

Fox News’ David Spunt and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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